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2009.03.19 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Double Bass Soloist to Host Master Class

Omaha - Renowned double bass soloist Edgar Meyer will host a master class for students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Saturday, April 4.

The free, two-hour session begins at 11 a.m. at the Strauss Performing Arts Center and is part of Nebraska Bass Day.

A number of other bass-related activities will be offered throughout the day, including additional master classes and concerts, bass ensembles and a showing of fine double basses by luthier Anton Krutz of KC Strings.

Omaha Symphony bassists Will Clifton (principal bassist), Bill Ritchie (assistant principal bassist) and Mike Swartz (section bassist) and University of Nebraska double bass professors Rusty White (UNL) and Jeremy Baguyos (UNO) will provide additional classes and direction of bass ensembles.

At 8 p.m. inside the Holland Performing Arts Center in downtown Omaha, Meyer will perform two concertos with the Omaha Symphony.

The Nebraska Bass Day Edgar Meyer Master Class is sponsored by KC Strings, Lincoln Public Schools, UNO and the Omaha Symphony.

More information and an updated schedule are available at http://balancoire.tripod.com/ or by contacting Baguyos at jbaguyos@unomaha.edu or (402) 554-3947.

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UNO is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration recognizes the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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